Serves a Crowd

Creamy Tomato Tortellini + Italian MeatballĀ Soup

November  7, 2015
Photo by The Spoon and Pint
Author Notes

This is a hearty soup that will replace a meal! —The Spoon and Pint

  • Makes 1 large pot of soup
Ingredients
  • Base of soup
  • 32 ounces chicken broth
  • 10.5 ounces cream of chicken soup (1 can)
  • 3 cans Hunts diced tomatoes (basil, garlic, oregano)
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic (jar)
  • 1 tablespoon dry minced onion
  • 1.5 tablespoons italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 19 ounces Louisa cheese tortellini (any brand will work!)
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 3 cups fresh chopped kale
  • sea salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • garnish with red pepper flakes and 4 Italian cheese
  • Italian Meatballs
  • 1/2 pound italian sausage
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon italian seasoning
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs (Italian)
  • 1/4 cup 4 Italian shredded cheese
  • 1 tablespoon dry minced onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic (jar)
  • 1 egg
  • sea salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • olive oil to brown meatballs
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Base of soup
  2. Place chicken broth, cream of chicken, canned tomatoes(juice and all), garlic, minced onion, Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, bay leaves, salt and pepper in a large pan on stove. We start to let this let this simmer when prepping other ingredients.
  3. Now go make the meatballs. Recipe below. After browning the meatballs on the skillet, add them to your soup. Right before serving cook, your tortellini per directions on package in a separate pan. Add tortellini, chopped kale, and heavy whipping cream. Stir and simmer until warm!
  4. Top your bowl with red pepper flakes and 4 Italian shredded cheese! Serve with warm buttered focaccia or french bread!
  1. Italian Meatballs
  2. Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix with hands until all ingredients are mixed. Roll into small balls (about a a teaspoon worth of meat). We put olive oil in a skillet on medium and browned the outsides and let them finish cooking in the simmering soup!

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